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JPE 29.4: Sisters in Birth: Improving Birth Outcomes in Mississippi

JPE 29.4: Sisters in Birth: Improving Birth Outcomes in Mississippi

JPE 29.4: Sisters in Birth: Improving Birth Outcomes in Mississippi

Getty Israel, MS, MPH
Getty Israel, MS, MPH
on behalf of Lamaze International

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Mississippi has the poorest birth outcomes in the United States. Sisters in Birth (SIB) is a community-based non-profit, charitable organization program that links community and clinical health to improve birth outcomes in Mississippi. This article describes the community and clinical health variables that influence birth outcomes and the organization’s work or mission. The overwhelmingly positive outcomes of the first 50 women in the program are presented as well as snapshots of individual women’s experiences.

Participants may earn 1.0 Lamaze Contact Hour and 1.2 CABRN contact hours.

Objectives

Describe the historical and current state of birthing for Black women in Mississippi.
Discuss modifiable risk factors for pregnant and birthing Black women in Mississippi.
Recall the conceptual framework of Sisters in Birth and the change in birth outcomes among its clients.
Getty Israel, MS, MPH

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Getty Israel, MS, MPH
on behalf of Lamaze International

GETTY ISRAEL, a population health practitioner, is the founder and CEO/Executive Director of Sisters in Birth, Inc. She has extensive experience developing and managing evidence-based population health programs and working on maternal and child health policy issues. She is the author of When Poor Was Healthy and a frequent guest columnist in the Clarion Ledger Newspaper.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.25 Hours

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Educational Planner: Renece Waller-Wise, DNP, RNC-OB, CNS, CLC, CNL, LCCE, FACCE

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